'The best present you could give to a cheese-eater would be this magnificent guide to more than 450 of the world's cheeses'. Telegraph Magazine 'A book that any cheese-lover will treasure' Time Out 'Wonderful new cheese book' Observer Magazine 'A superb guide to artisanal cheese from around the world...Just leafing through the 100-odd recipes will get you drooling.' Best Cook Books of 2010 Sainsbury's Magazine 'This is the ultimate cheese-lovers compendium.' Food and Travel Magazine
About the Author
Patricia Michelson started her London-based cheese rooms, epicurean store and cafe, La Fromagerie, in 1991 from her garden shed with just one cheese. This led to a hugely enjoyable journey in which she has explored and learnt about the tastes and styles of hundreds of cheeses worldwide. Along the way she has gained extensive knowledge on wine and many other foods associated with the regions and countries where she sources her cheeses. All her cheeses are from small independent producers, whom she nurtures assiduously. Patricia supplies many top restaurants and other shops with artisan farmhouse cheeses, and her advice is often sought for information on cheese, wine and spirit pairings by prestigious food and wine publications and companies. Patricia's knowledge of maturing and ability to explain, in an engaging way, the significance of seasonality and how nature works with cheese always encourages a desire to learn more. She holds extremely informative and entertaining tutored cheese and wine tastings, taking in seasonality and regions. Among her many supporters and customers are Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Nigel Slater, as well as Marcus Wareing, and Ruth Rogers of River Cafe. La Fromagerie was voted Best Specialist Food Shop 2005 by Observer Food Monthly magazine, and the shop and cafe was winner of the 'Best Deli Award' in the Independent Food and Drink Awards 2009.